Kiwanians host Pre-K Fun Day

Posted by | May 31, 2018 4:49 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro conducted its annual Swainsboro Pre-K Fun Day at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 27. The club donated funds to purchase hamburgers, chips, popcorn, tea, and cotton candy. Attending were 12 members and one guest, Randall Kersey, who brought a trailer-mounted grill and assisted in cooking all hamburgers served to students, teachers, and parents. 

   The previous day, Thursday, April 26, six members of the club met Read More

Kiwanis club hosts Scott beauty pageant

Posted by | May 31, 2018 4:47 pm

   The 2018 Ms. Scott Health and Rehab Beauty Pageant was held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Sponsored by the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club, the pageant was held in the community room of Scott Nursing Home.

   The room was decorated with a floral arch and balloons hanging from the ceiling. The pageant began with Becky Browning leading in invocation and Jim Clapham, Kiwanis president, welcomed everyone. He then introduced Bobby Read More

Glad Garden Club ends season

Posted by | May 31, 2018 4:45 pm

    On May 14, the Glad Garden Club held its last meeting of the season at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the campus of East Georgia State College. President Sylvia Durden welcomed members, and JoAnn Trammell gave a message about the origin and celebration of Mother’s Day. Glad Garden Club had the privilege of having June Thomas, Oleander District Director, along with Mary Ogden, judge and director of Read More

Big check ceremony held at Courthouse

Posted by | May 31, 2018 4:41 pm

   Rain did not dampen the spirits of dozens of community leaders gathered at the Emanuel County Courthouse on Thursday, May 17, to celebrate the presentation of a Fox Theatre Institute Preservation Grant to The Historic Dixie Theatre.

   Fox Theatre Institute Director Leigh Burns noted the organization’s excitement in partnering with the local project, which includes technical support in addition to the $61,576 monetary award. She noted that The Historic Dixie Read More

County leaders graduate from Georgia Academy for Economic Developme

Posted by | May 31, 2018 4:39 pm

   The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Emanuel County graduates from the 2018 Region 9 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from 17 counties in middle Georgia. The academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic Read More

Family Connection awards Mercer with scholarship

Posted by | May 31, 2018 4:38 pm

   Recently, Emanuel County Family Connection awarded its first scholarship of 2018 Emanuel County Institute  (ECI) graduate, Peyton Mercer. He was chosen over other applicants by his outstanding essay entitled “Community Pride.”

Emanuel County Family Connection Collaborative wishes Mercer much success as he begins classes at the University of Georgia in the fall.

Four ECI students pocket rewards

Posted by | May 31, 2018 4:37 pm

   Being a good student pays! Emanuel County Institute (ECI) and Durden Banking Company (DBC), Inc. have made a commitment to reward a middle school and high school student each semester and half-semester for having good attendance, behaving well, and making good grades.

   Qualifying students who achieved these were placed in a drawing for a $20 prize. This half-semester’s winners were middle school students Blake Librizzi and Caroline Silinas and high Read More

Bulldogs hold spring sports banquet

Posted by | May 31, 2018 4:35 pm


   The ECI Bulldogs held its spring sports recognition ceremony last Monday to honor students’ participation in sports during winter and spring.

   Sports represented were basketball, baseball, track and field, golf, and tennis.

   Golf coach Michael Williams presented letter certificates to his golf team. Members receiving certificates were Gavin Edenfield, Hunter Pitts, Bailey Sause, Denton Beasley, Zera Edenfield, and Zoe Durden.

   The team had one member who qualified Read More

David Emanuel Academy holds Honors Day 2018

Posted by | May 31, 2018 4:33 pm

   Recently, David Emanuel Academy held Honors Day 2018. Head of School Haylee Free gave the welcome, the invocation and senior presentation was given by Sydney Hood, and teacher recognition was conducted by Andy Sutton and Free.

   Honor graduates were Dylan Hall (valedictorian and STAR Student), Alaina Scott (salutatorian), Brittney Arrington, Abby Chalker, Sydney Hood, and Malia Newsome.

   Senior Beta Club members were Brittney Arrington, Abby Chalker, Dylan Hall, Sydney Read More

DBC recognizes SPS mini bank participates

Posted by | May 31, 2018 4:30 pm

   At Swainsboro Primary School, second graders are given the opportunity to participate in a mini bank program through Durden Banking Company (DBC). This is a program that teaches them the importance of lifelong saving. 

   Recently at Tiger Rally, Durden Banking Company’s Zac Frye and Melisa Claxton presented top collectors with certificates and gifts. They also recognized teachers with the most participants from their class, which included Cindy Riner and and Read More

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